Exploring the Wonders of Devils Tower and Yellowstone National Park

From the iconic Devils Tower National Monument to the breathtaking Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming is home to some of the most stunning natural wonders in the United States. With a direct drive of 645 km, this road trip should take around 7 hours and 50 minutes in normal traffic. But if you have a private jet, you can make it in a fraction of the time! Devils Tower is an impressive igneous rock formation that stands nearly 400 meters tall. It is considered sacred by the Indians of the Northern Plains and was the first national monument in the United States.

It even made an appearance in Steven Spielberg's classic movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. To get the best views, head to the Red Beds Trail, a 4.8-kilometer circuit that circles the hill. You can also watch climbers scaling its nearly vertical walls. Watching the sunset here is great for taking pictures, and you can even join a ranger-led stargazing session in the summer months.

Early in the morning, traffic should remain light, so you can drive to every viewpoint. Brink of the Lower Falls is a short but tiring hike to see the lower falls up close (0.7 miles round trip and 600 feet of unevenness). Our favorite viewpoints on the North Rim are Lookout Point, Red Rock Point and Inspiration Point. It's 289.54 miles from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park heading west and 409 miles (658.22 kilometers) by car, following Route I-90 W.

We recommend a minimum of 3 days for this 370-mile road trip to Wyoming between Devils Tower and Yellowstone National Park. It would take 3 hours and 35 minutes to get from Devils Tower to Wolf and 4 hours and 55 minutes from Yellowstone National Park to Wolf. There are a few restaurants and general stores at the entrance of Devils Tower National Memorial, where you can dine and refill your gas tank. For a quick visit, simply hike the Tower Trail, a 1.3-mile trail that winds around the base of Devils Tower.

So if you're looking for an unforgettable road trip experience, why not explore Wyoming's wonders between Devils Tower and Yellowstone National Park? With its stunning natural scenery and historic sites, this journey will be one you won't soon forget!.

Roxanne Cotner
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